This list looks at recent dramas, those in the 2010’s. Douban is similar to mydramalist, or RottenTomatoes and Metacritic if they only looked at user scores. In Douban you rate dramas, movies, books, etc. Douban scores are usually a good indicator of the quality of a drama or movie. With critically acclaimed dramas or movies usually having high douban scores. The website has over 200 million registered users.
These are some recent book to TV dramas with really high douban scores:
10. Back in Time with Yang Le, Bai Jing Ting, and He Hong Shan 8.0
9. Candle in the Tomb with Jin Dong and Joe Chen 8.1
8. Scarlet Heart/Bu Bu Jing Xin with Liu Shi Shi and Nicky Wu 8.1
7. Yu Zi with Zhang Yishan and Chang Rong 8.2
6. Wu Xin: The Monster Killer with Kevin Han, Gina Jin, Sabrina Chen, Zhang RuoYun 8.3
5. Remembering Lichuan with Gao Godfrey and Jiao Jun Yan 8.3
4. Too Late to Say I love You with Wallace Chung and Li Xiao Ran 8.3
3. With You with Tan Song Yun and Liu Hao Ran 8.7
2. Legend of Zhen Huan with Sun Li, Chen Jianbin, Ada Choi, and Jiang Xin 8.9
1. Nirvana in Fire with HuGe, Wang Kai, and Liu Tao 9.1
I have seen four of these dramas and I liked all of four. My favorites being Nirvana in Fire and Bu Bu Jing Xin. In my opinion, if you only watch two cdramas, these are the two that you should watch.
I will have to make sure to add Candle in the Tomb since I keep reading good things about it. I tried Wuxin, but I honestly couldn’t get past the first episode. And I am never going to watch Remembering Lichuan, too angsty for my heart.
Are the high scores of lesser-known dramas that high because they are lesser known, or are they actually that good? If you have seen any of them, please give me your opinion.